Hemorrhoids

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What is Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. They can be inside the anus (internal), under the skin around the anus (external), or protruding from inside to outside of the anus.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hemorrhoids

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Hemorrhoids

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (1)

Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hemorrhoids

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (6) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Hyperactivity 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant tiredness Dry mouth 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Racing heart feeling
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Hemorrhoids (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Burning in stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Nightmares 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (3) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Restless legs at night
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Hemorrhoids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Hemorrhoids on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 26
30s 71
40s 85
50s 86
60s 42
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 63
30-39 years 38
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 164
Not Diagnosed 43

These charts show data from Hemorrhoids patients who have completed their condition history
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